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83rd Texas Legislative Session

From January to May of 2013, the Office of Government Relations will represent the interests of the University of Houston System in the 83rd Texas Legislative Session. 

Calendar for the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 (1st day)  - 83rd Legislature convenes at noon [Government Code, Sec. 301.001]

Friday, March 8, 2013 (60th day) - Deadline for filing bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and bills that have been declared an emergency by the governor [House Rule 8, Sec. 8; Senate Rules 7.07(b) and 10.01]

Monday, May 27, 2013 (140th day) - Last day of 83rd Regular Session; corrections only in house and senate [Sec. 24(b), Art. III, Texas Constitution]

Session Ends (Sine Die)

Sunday, June 16, 2013 (20th day following final adjournment) - Last day governor can sign or veto bills passed during the regular legislative session [Sec. 14, Art. IV, Texas Constitution]

Monday, August 26, 2013 (91st day following final adjournment) - Date that bills without specific effective dates (that could not be effective immediately) become law [Sec. 39, Art. III, Texas Constitution] 

Documents presented during this session can be found through the following links.


Special Items


Austin Updates


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